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Down Goes Ole Miss!: South Carolina Shocks in Thursday's SEC Showdown

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IISeptember 25, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Steve Spurrier, looks on during warm ups prior to their game against the Mississippi Rebels at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 24, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

South Carolina has got this season DOWN, my friends.

Play on Thursday night in one of the dullest games on the planet (this 16-10 win over fourth-ranked Ole Miss just beat out the 7-3 win over NC State in that category), they win.

Play on Saturday night (the 41-37 loss at Georgia was one of the most exciting games this year), they struggle.

It's weird, because Jevan Snead never looked like a potential All-SEC or even a Heisman Trophy quarterback. He was even worse than Stephen Garcia, whose 16-of-34, 220-yard effort was actually worse than the numbers looked.

Don't get us wrong: we expected Jevan Snead and his 'high-octane' offense to have their way against South Carolina. We expected South Carolina's 'D' to show up in the same fashion as they did at Georgia.

You know what? We were wrong.

South Carolina might be the third- or fourth-best team in the SEC East, but you know what? They'll be hard to beat. Florida, you have been warned.

Oh, and great crowd shots by ESPN tonight. Round of applause for finding the right co-eds.

Here are the highlights:

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